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2015 VW Polo BlueMotion now available to order in the UK starting from £14,730

Interested buyers in the United Kingdom could now place orders for the petrol version of the Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion at a starting price of £14,730 on-the-road (RRP). It is powered by a 1.0-liter BlueMotion TSI petrol unit that emits just 94 g of carbon dioxide per kilometer and returns 68.9 mpg on the combined cycle.

The new three-cylinder engine, paired to a five-speed manual transmission, delivers an output of 95 PS between 5,000 and 5,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 118 Nm (160 lbs ft) between 1,500 and 3,500 rpm. This power allows the Polo BlueMotion to accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 10.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 119 mph.

Aside from the 1.0-liter BlueMotion TSI petrol 95 PS engine, the Polo BlueMotion’s powerplant choices also include three-cylinder diesel 1.4-litereTDI BlueMotion engine (75 PS, 91.1 mpg, 82 g/km CO2O. The Polo BlueMotion builds on the S trim, adding more features like a styling pack that includes distinctly shaped front and rear bumpers, radiator grille, side skirts and rear roof spoiler.

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VW debuts the Polo TSI BlueMotion, first model powered by a petrol engine

Volkswagen introduced its first Polo BlueMotion model featuring TSI technology. If the previous BlueMotion models used a fuel-efficient diesel engine, now the Polo BlueMotion arrives with a new 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that produces 95 hp (70 kW) and 160 Nm (118 lb-ft) of torque, while CO2 emissions are just 94 g/km.

Priced from 15,925 euros in Germany, the 2015 VW Polo TSI BlueMotion promises to offer a combined fuel consumption of 4.1 l/100 km (57 mpg), which is 0.2 liters less than the standard version of the 1.0 TSI engine.

Despite the impressive numbers, top speed achieved by this model is 190 km/g or 118 mph. According to Volkswagen, the 2015 Polo TSI BlueMotion arrives with plenty of features that improve fuel consumption such as improved aerodynamics over the radiator grille and underbody, as well as a lower ride height and reduced rolling tires.

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2014 Detroit Auto Show Preview: Vw presents the Passat BlueMotion Concept

At the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volkswagen will bring the Passat BlueMotion Concept, in order to show the people how fuel-efficient can a non-hybrid, gasoline-engined mid-sized sedan can be. According to the official press release, the Passat BlueMotion Concept is powered by the 1.4-liter EA211 TSI engine with direct injection and turbocharging and offering Active Cylinder Management (ACT) technology.

The ACT tech is already offered on the European Vw Polo and Golf models, the ACT is able to deactivate the valvetrain on cylinders two and three for situation when the driver only applies light throttle pressure in order to maintain specific city speeds. The Passat BlueMotion Concept delivers 150 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.

Other innovations found on the Passat BlueMotion Concept is the coasting function, offered also on the Jetta Hybrid. How does this work? Well, as soon as the driver releases the accelerator pedal, the DSG transmission decouples the engine, allowing the Passat to roll with the lowest possible mechanical drag from the other moving components.

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VW Golf TDI BlueMotion logged 97 mpg (2.92 l/100 km) on long-distance test trip

The Volkswagen Golf TDI BlueMotion could now boast of being a true three-litre car after using only 2.92 litres of diesel per 100 kilometers on a DEKRA-supervised test run from Nantes, France to Copenhagen, Denmark. Powered by a 110 PS TDI engine, the Golf TDI BlueMotion used just a single 50 litre tank of fuel to travel 1,602 kilometers, or equivalent to 97 mpg.

Simon Thomas, head of Marketing of the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, described the test result as “really impressive result” noting that the trip – dubbed as the “Think Blue. Eco Ride.” -- showed that the combination of fuel-saving BlueMotion efficiency technology and a well-planned proactive driving approach could result to economy figures that are hard to match. The Volkswagen Golf TDI BlueMotion started from Nantes, France, and passed through Paris, Antwerp, Bremen and Hamburg, and then to Copenhagen.

The “Think Blue. Eco Ride.” showed that the standard consumption figure based on the NEDC driving cycle, pegged at 3.2 liters per 100 kilometers (88.3 mpg) and 85 grams of CO2 per kilometer, can be surpassed.

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The success of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Caddy is owed to the variety of versions and engines available. Its popularity is expected to grow further with the addition of the new Volkswagen Caddy BlueMotion – its most fuel-efficient Caddy ever. It boasts an impressively low fuel consumption of 4.5 liters per 100 km (62.8 mpg).

The new Volkswagen Caddy BlueMotion is powered by the 1.6-liter TDI engine with common rail direct injection, delivering 75 kW / 102 PS of peak motive power with 250 Newton meters of maximum torque. In comparison with the already very fuel-efficient Caddy 1.6-liter TDI with BlueMotion Technology, the new Caddy BlueMotion’s fuel consumption has been further dropped by 0.5 liters per 100 km. It is also better than the regular Caddy by a full 1.1 liters per 100 km.

Because of this, the commercial version of the versatile urban delivery vehicle uses up only 4.5 liters per 100 km, which is equivalent to 117 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer. The figures for the passenger-carrying version are 4.6 liters per 100 km and 119 grams of carbon dioxide per km. Due to its 60-liter fuel tank, the Caddy BlueMotion has a theoretical range of more than 1,300 km (over 800 miles).

Read the entire article 2013 IAA: VW Caddy BlueMotion is most fuel-efficient Caddy ever

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is now offering a fuel-efficient version of the Caddy -- the new VW Caddy BlueMotion. This new VW Caddy offering consumes just 4.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometer and is powered by a 1.6-liter TDI engine with common rail direct injection that provides up to 75 kW (102 PS) of output and up to 250 Newton meters of torque.

This Caddy BlueMotion is even more fuel efficient than the Caddy 1.6-liter TDI with BlueMotion technology that consumes 5 liters of fuel per 100 km. It is also more fuel efficient than the Caddy without fuel-saving technology, which consumers 6.6 liters per 100 km.

The fuel economy figures of the Caddy BlueMotion translates to carbon dioxide emission figure of 117 grams per km. Fuel consumption and emission figures for the passenger version of the Caddy BlueMotion are 4.6 liters per 100 km and 119 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer. The Caddy BlueMotion, which has a fuel tank capacity of 60 liters, has a range of 1,300 km.

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Volkswagen is unveiling the production version of the Golf BlueMotion at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show. The Golf BlueMotion is displayed alongside another of VW’s newest creations, the new Volkswagen Golf GTI. The five-seater Golf BlueMotion bears all the traditional attributes of the Golf: safety, practicality and comfort as well as combined fuel consumption of 88.3 mpg on the combined cycle and carbon dioxide emissions of just 85 g/km.

This represents a 15-percent improvement over the previous-generation Golf BlueMotion, which has a carbon dioxide emissions figure of 99 g/km.

Original Golf BlueMotion, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2007, returned at that time a class-leading 62.8 mpg with emissions of 119 g/km.

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The revised Volkswagen Amarok pick-up truck is equipped with BlueMotion technology, improving its fuel economy and reducing CO2 emissions. Some of its features that cut fuel consumption are stop-start, regenerative braking and low rolling-resistance tires. As a result, the Bluemotion Amarok now offers a combined 37.2mpg and has a CO2 emissions level of 199g/km even if it’s only available in permanent four-wheel-drive configuration.

All new Amaroks, along with the BlueMotion model, will get a revised 2.0-litre TDI engine, boosting its power from 161bhp to 178bhp. It will also offer a new eight-speed automatic gearbox.

It will also have the following upgrades: Bluetooth connectivity, front and rear parking sensors, heated washer jets, cornering fog lights and a set of 19-inch alloy wheels.

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Volkswagen has unveiled a concept of the new Golf BlueMotion at the Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris. This Golf is said to be one of the most fuel-efficient cars in the world with a fuel consumption of only 3.2 l/100 km when equipped with a new 1.6-litre TDI (turbodiesel). It emits just 85 g/km of CO2. But even so, the 81 kW / 110 PS Golf BlueMotion is still a five-seat well-rounded vehicle that can reach a speed of 202 km/h and can carry a full family safely and comfortably all through the year.

The launch of the third generation Golf BlueMotion is set to be in summer 2013. It was five years ago that the first generation of the Golf BlueMotion debuted at the Geneva Motor Show. At the end of 2007, the car arrived at the market.

Back then, the Golf BlueMotion established new standards for sustainability. It has a fuel consumption rating of 4.5 l/100 km with CO2 emissions of 119 g/km.

Read the entire article 2012 Paris Motor Show: Vw Golf 7 BlueMotion Concept is the greenest Golf ever before

After the 2011 Golf GTI Edition 35, Volkswagen also unveiled today the all-new Passat BlueMotion and you know what this means, right? A combined fuel consumption of just 4.1 l/100 km (4.3 l/100 km for the Passat Variant) and CO2 emissions of just 109 g / km (113 g / km for the Passat Variant). Responsible for these numbers is the advanced 1.6-liter TDI engine capable to deliver 77 kw or 105 hp and mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.

According to the manufacturer the all-new Passat BlueMotion has a total range of 1,700 kilometers or 1056 miles. Regarding the design, the new car features a black-painted radiator grille with chrome strips.

Moreover, we find 17-inch BuenosAires alloy wheels as well as a new Glacier Blue Metallic paint, available only for the BlueMotion models. Regarding the price, the 2011 Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion is priced from € 26,450, while the Passat BlueMotion Varian can be yours for € 27,400.

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Customers seeking a hardcore version of the Volkswagen T-Roc can finally flash a smile. This comes after the German carmaker unveiled a performance version of the high-riding crossover at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show – the all-new Volkswagen T-Roc R. Sales of the new T-Roc are expected to commence by the end of the year.

The all-new Volkswagen T-Roc R was developed by Volkswagen R, a wholly owned independent subsidiary of VW. The carmaker has been using the letter R – indicating its link to motor sports -- since the Golf R32. Now, the T-Roc R is privilege to have inherited the letter, making it the first crossover since the Touareg R50 to bear the initial.

To indicate the performance potential of the new Volkswagen T-Roc R, it features a specially redesigned radiator grille with a polished silver anodized aluminum band on the underside. The radiator grille also bears the “R” logo while the bumper boasts of a sporty design as finished in the vehicle color. Integrated into the front bumper are vertically arranged daytime running lights,

Read the entire article 2019 Geneva Motor Show: Volkswagen T-Roc R is a performance-laden 300-PS crossover

German carmaker Volkswagen is now making the latest evolution of the new Volkswagen Golf GTI -- the new Golf GTI TCR. First unveiled as a concept at the annual GTI meeting in Worthersee, Austria, the new Golf GTI TCR is touted to be the most hardcore, most powerful and the fastest Golf GTI ever. Interested customers in Germany can now order the new Golf GTI TCR at a starting price of EUR38,950 (around $44,356) including VAT.

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR is basically the street going version of the same-named racing car that won the international TCR racing series two times. It is powered by a version of the carmaker’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is tuned to deliver up to 286 hp (213 kW) of max output. Power is sent to the wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission – the only option -- with a limited-slip front differential.

With this amount of power, the new Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR is capable of sprinting from nil to 62 miles per hour (100 km/h) in just 5.6 seconds, on its way to a limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). However, when a customer avails of a certain option (Vmax), the Golf GTI TCR can go as fast as 162 mph (260 km/h).

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Volkswagen is introducing its smallest sports utility vehicle so far, this further expanding its SUV lineup. With the new and tiny Volkswagen T-Cross, the German carmaker is taking advantage of the continued growing demand for SUVs, whether large or small.

With a styling that makes it appear like a smaller brother of the Volkswagen T-Roc, the new VW T-Cross is underpinned by the A0 version of the VW Group’s MQB platform. This is the same platform that underpins other models in the VW Group such as the VW Polo and Audi A1 as well as the SEAT Ibiza and SEAT Arona crossover.

The compact nature of the new VW T-Cross is wrapped in its small dimensions. It boasts of a length of just 161.8 inches (4.11 meters), making nearly as long as the Nissan Juke small crossover. Inside, the new VW T-Cross can accommodate between 13.6 cubic feet (385 liters) to 16.07 cubic feet (455 liters) of cargo, depending on the position of the rear seats. These rear seats can slide 5.5 inches (14 cm), thereby increasing or reducing the available cargo space. When the rear seats are folded down, the cargo space offered by the VW T-Cross increases to 45.24 cubic feet (1,281 liters). An optional folding front passenger seat can be availed by customers who need more cargo room.

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The limited-run Volkswagen XL1 plug-in hybrid coupe isn't your ordinary car. While it doesn’t have superb power or excellent handling, it does offer superior levels aerodynamics and fuel efficiency. Too bad, its production was very limited and there is no chance you can get a new XL1.

But in a twist of fate, an almost new VW XL1 is up for auction in the United Kingdom. According to Autoblog, Silverstone Auctions will be conducting the auction for the XL1 plug-in hybrid. In particular, the model to be auctioned is 2014 VW XL1. Yes, this plug-in hybrid model is already around four years old, it is practically new. After all, this super-aerodynamic coupe registered only 79 miles on the odometer.

This 2014 VW XL1 coupe is just one of the 30 examples sold by the German carmaker in the UK. Overall, VW only built 250 models, all of which were sold in Europe including in the UK. Thus, the auction is a great opportunity to purchase a rare model, and a fairly new one not the least.

Read the entire article Silverstone Auctions is selling a 2014 VW XL1 plug-in hybrid with 79 miles on odometer

The 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas in just around the corner (October 30 to November 2), and people are expecting special parts and equipment as well as concept builds to show up. Three of the builds that are going to the 2018 SEMA Show will be derived from the seventh generation of the Volkswagen Jetta, as announced by Volkswagen of America, Inc.

These Jetta builds are the H&R Special Springs Jetta R-Line, Air Design USA Jetta SEL and the Jetta S by Jamie Orr. All of them will be displayed at various locations in the Las Vegas Convention Center on the entire duration of the 2018 SEMA Show.

Wrapped in the Habanero Orange factory finish, the H&R Special Springs Jetta R-Line is a build that highlights the aftermarket suspension offerings from H&R Special Springs. It features H&R Street Performance Coil Overs and Trak+ wheel spacers that brought the Jetta closer to the ground. It rides on 19 x 8.5-inch Rotiform BUC wheels shod with Pirelli P Zero tires. Visible through the wheels are upgraded front performance brake calipers and 13.4-in rotors.

Read the entire article 2018 SEMA Show: Three VW Jetta builds on its way to showcase aftermarket parts

In June this year, rival carmakers Ford and Volkswagen inked a memorandum of agreement for a possible strategic alliance. Months after signing the MoU, automotive industry analysts are now floating the ideas of possible merger or an equity swap between the American and German companies. Nonetheless, Ford is quick enough to quash such ideas even before they get out of hand.

Under the signed MoU, Ford and VW are exploring a number of potential projects in several areas like the development of a range of commercial vehicles together. Likewise, a possible partnership would also work to better serve the evolving needs of customers. The parties have already made it clear back then that the potential alliance wouldn’t involve any equity arrangement.

However, The Detroit Bureau published an analysis that the potential alliance between Ford and VW might go beyond the commercial vehicle market, since doing so could be beneficial for both carmakers. For instance, Ford can benefit from VW’s robust presence not just in Europe, but also in Latin America and China. On the other hand, VW can take advantage of Ford’s strong fortified status in the United States, particular in the pickup and SUV segments.

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German carmaker Volkswagen has just revealed the next generation of the VW Passat family sedan, but there is a twist. The all-new Passat that was just unveiled was created for the massive automotive market in China. Nonetheless, this Passat is an important model as might be able to provide a glimpse of how the next-gen sedan for the United States might look like when it finally arrives.

Nonetheless, it should be noted that while having the same name, the VW Passat bound for China is much different from the existing large sedan models in the United States and in Europe. The recently unveiled China-bound Passat sedan is undeniably influenced by the VW brand’s understated and simple design mantra. In fact, the front end of this China-bound Passat sedan seems to be adopted from the Arteon, especially the shape of its new grille.

The Arteon-like front grille of the China-bound VW Passat is flanked by elegant headlights that extend to the sides. When viewed from the sides, this Passat reveals a sleek profile with some liftback influences. While this Passat does have a sloped roofline, it is a traditional sedan featuring a small trunk opening.

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Not a few motorists were enthralled when Volkswagen unveiled the ID Buzz Concept at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show. VW is putting the ID Buzz into production and make it available as early as 2022. Now, the German group, through Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, is now testing the waters for the possibility of offering a zero-emission transporter based on the ID Buzz.

The new ID Buzz Cargo is simply a progressive sibling for the ID Buzz. But instead of carrying people, the all-electric ID Buzz Cargo carries out the job as a commercial vehicle. VW unveiled and is currently displaying the ID Buzz Cargo concept at the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover, Germany (September 20 to 27, 2018). Created as a supplementary model to the VW Transporter T6, the ID Buzz Cargo being presented in Hannover is already close to production, which may happen as early as 2021.

Just like the ID Buzz, the ID Buzz Cargo will be available in different battery sizes, according to the purpose and budget of the customer. Underpinned by the Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB), the ID Buzz Cargo can be installed with batteries that allow all-electric ranges of between 330 km and over 500 km (as per WLTP). Battery capacities are pegged at between 48 kWh and 111 kWh.

Read the entire article Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo Concept is your next-decade zero-emission transporter

Volkswagen’s hot hatch just got hotter for the 2019 model year with the introduction of a Rabbit Edition. The new 2019 VW Golf GTI Rabbit Edition is a special model that pays homage to the heritage of the GTI. It will be available along with three usual trims offered for the 2019 Golf GTI: S, SE, and Autobahn.

Slotted between the S and SE trims, the limited-edition VW Golf GTI Rabbit Edition is distinguished from the standard models through its looks and features. Available only in four colors -- Cornflower Blue, Deep Black Pearl, Pure White and Urano Grey – the GTI Rabbit Edition boasts of an exterior with a black rear spoiler, 18-inch gloss black aluminum-alloy wheels as well as LED headlights with the Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) and black mirror caps. Inside, the limited edition features Rabbit-badged seat tags as well as red-stitched floor mats.

Volkswagen also provided the 2019 Golf GTI Rabbit Edition with a number of systems such as KESSY keyless access with push-button start, Blind Spot Monitor, Front Assist and Rear Traffic Alert.

Read the entire article 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Rabbit Edition is a hotter hatch with black elements

Soon, it will be end of the road for the people’s car from Germany – the Volkswagen Beetle – as the carmaker is due to end the production of the second generation in 2019. Sadly, VW has no plans to give the Beetle a direct successor. Nonetheless, it remains possible that the name “Beetle” would be resurrected as an all-new model distinct from its current two-door form.

A report from Autocar is saying that VW is considering creating a revolutionary new Beetle, one that has four doors and powered by an electric powertrain. The new Beetle could be presented as part of the army of emotional cars that VW plans to launch along its standard models.

The carmaker’s top honcho, Herbert Diess, is bent on introducing these new emotional cars, which will include the production version of the ID Buzz microbus that will be due on 2022. But before the ID Buzz, VW will be introducing the production versions of its volume electric vehicles like the ID hatchback and ID Crozz sports utility vehicle at the end of the decade (2020).

Read the entire article VW might bring a new four-door electric-powered Beetle after ID models